Monthly Archives: July 2015

The First Step

For beginners training in compassion, the very first task ―if we are going to develop actual, authentic compassion― the very first task that we need to accomplish is to not eat meat. This is the first step to start developing … Continue reading

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Every One

There is no sentient being who cannot improve and become enlightened eventually. This is so because every sentient being has Buddha Nature, regardless of the realm that sentient being belongs to. Every sentient being is ultimately perfect. ―Tai Situ Rinpoche

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Buddhist Faith

It is so, Venerable Sir, that any noble disciples who have faith, who have aroused energy and established awareness, and who are concentrated, will understand reality thus: “This samsara is without discoverable beginning. Any first point for beings roaming and wandering on, … Continue reading

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Never Means Never

We should not kill any living beings, nor cause them to be killed, nor should we incite any other to kill. Do never injure any beings, whether strong or weak, in this entire universe! ―Buddha Shakyamuni, Kshudraka Agama

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The Perfection of Wisdom

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form also is not other than emptiness. Sensation, perception, volition, and consciousness are empty. All phenomena are merely empty, having no characteristics. They are not produced and do … Continue reading

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I dedicate the merits of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, of Solitary Realizers and Disciples, of all holy and ordinary beings, as I dedicate my own —past, present and future, previously dedicated and yet to dedicate— that I may arise spontaneously … Continue reading

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An End to Suffering

When noble disciples have thus understood the unwholesome and the root of the unwholesome, the wholesome and the root of the wholesome, they entirely abandon the underlying tendency to attachment, they abolish the underlying tendency to aversion, they extirpate the … Continue reading

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